About Walk for Hope 2021

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Join us for our 19th annual Walk for Hope… Depression and Suicide Awareness Event on Sunday, August 8th at SVSU (Saginaw Valley State University) with over 25 resource booths, raffles, live music, and guest speakers.  The 5K walk/run will be untimed on paved walks throughout the SVSU campus and also includes a 1-mile loop option.  

Support this event by starting a team in honor of someone who died by suicide or struggles with their mental health, joining a team, walking individually, donating, or volunteering.   Name your team, share photos, and repost your message to help bring awareness to this event! 


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, everyone is required to pre-register for this event. We will keep the site updated for any changes that may occur.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for all the latest news regarding Walk for Hope 2021! 


Starts at:  August 8, 2021 7:30 AM
Ends at:  August 8, 2021 11:00 AM


Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center,MI 48710 USA


Jamie King
989-781-5260 ext. 3

How Your Support Makes a Difference

All profits will support Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network's mission to prevent suicide through education and resources, and to support those impacted by suicide.  Our Network offers suicide prevention and aftercare trainings for the community to help create a safety network using multi-tiered trainings.  We will continue to care for those who have been impacted by suicide and those with lived experience.  We connect persons struggling with their own mental health, suicidal thoughts and those impacted by suicide with organizations throughout the community.

Together, we can create suicide-safer communities. 

Thanks to our Walk for Hope generous sponsors